Imprint from colophon (o6 verso): Psalteriu[m] cu[m] apparatu vulgari p[er] more barbarico translat[e]s Auguste impressum per Erhaudum ratdolt ibidem artis impressorie magistrum apprime famosum finit. Anno domini M. cccc. xcix // Hie endet der psalter mit dem teutsche[n], nutzperkait der psalm sunderlichen, inhalt des registers dabey, gedrucket czu Augspurg von maister Erharte[n] ratdolt Nach cristi gepurt. M. cccc. xcix
Signatures: pi⁸ 2pi⁶ a-o⁸.
Chancery quarto; printed in black and red; Latin text surrounded by German translation; a1 verso: 44 lines of German translation (167 x 124 mm), 27 lines of Latin text (151 mm). The German translation is printed in the outer and lower margins; types: 180 (Latin title and headings in calendar), 112 (Latin text, colophon), 104 (foliation), 92 (German title), 76 (German text, calendar, and register), 61(?) (letters numbering verses); woodcut initials.
Text in Latin and German
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, P1068
Catalogue of books printed during the XVth century now in the British Museum, II, 390
Incunabula short title catalogue, ip01068000
COPY NOTE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.405.71: blind impressions from bearer types on o7. Leaf o8 (blank) wanting. Leaf dimensions: 215 x 157 mm.
PROVENANCE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.405.71 with BPL bookplate of the James Lyman Whitney Fund. Early/contemporary Latin prayer inscription, with German caption, on pi2 recto. Early Latin prayer inscriptions on b5 verso, b6 recto, and b7 recto. German inscription on o6 verso. Purchased in March, 1937.
BINDING: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.405.71 quarterbound in early/contemporary brown leather and wooden boards. Spine unlabeled. Brass clasp and catch plate (possibly later) with initials "BH" and profile portrait stamped onto clasp. Leather thumb index tabs. Early paper manuscript waste front flyleaf. Some gatherings with parchment manuscript waste sewing guards.
No copyright page.
Ratdolt, Erhard, 1447?-1527 or 1528, printer
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Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, P-1068; Catalogue of books printed during the XVth century now in the British Museum, II, 390; Incunabula short title catalogue, ip001068000